Paula Summit - Ambassador
Paula Hamada Summit has been retired from teaching physical education, but continues to be involved in the professional organization at the state and national level, where she has garnered several awards and recognitions. She manages the websites for US Lacrosse Greater Rochester, NYS Section V Gymnastics, and Eastern District Association or SHAPE America (formerly known as AAHPERD).
She began her skiing career when she was assigned to teach at the junior high in Rush Henrietta CSD, where they told her she had to take the students skiing 7 times in a learn to ski program. She declined, but was told she had to go as the physical education teacher…by the 3rd trip she purchased her own equipment and has been a love affair ever since! She has encouraged first time skiers and enjoys watching them improve.